When I was a kid, I was sure that there were elves living in a small circle of trees outside my window and that the
There were no elves and the faeries turned out to just be bees and they don't like little kids hanging around their flowers. I still loved nature and everything associated with it, but I had taken a hard line that Mother Nature was just an expression.
My experience with nature was mostly with the forests and lands of the Midwest. It wasn't until I got older that I discovered that lush green of rain forests and the various animals that could only be found in these truly wild lands. Where did I learn about these new and exotic places? Nature Books.